Friday 16 November, 2018

Video: Cops commended for their efforts to extend a helping hand

Members of the public have been commending officials from the Police Traffic Division  for their ongoing initiative to clamp down on rogue taxi and bus operators who have been creating problems in and around the Corporate Area.

The police have also been praised for not just going after rogue elements but also showing the human side of policing during their operations.

The calls have come at a time when some members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force have received criticism from members of the public over their use of force during a number of operations.

 

“They have been out in their numbers and we are really seeing the results, but what we also like is that while clamping down on those motorists who were found to be breaching traffic regulations, the same officers were also willing to stop and extend a helping hand to those motorists who were in need,” said Sandra Williams, one woman who was in Half Way Tree during one of the traffic exercises.

Another commuter David Willis shared similar sentiments.

“We have seen the results of the drive but the next step we would love to see is for systems to be put in place to ensure that when they remove things live heavy tints taxi operators don’t replace them in a matter of days,” Willis told Loop News.

Police last Tuesday removed licence plates from more than 30 vehicles found with heavy tints.

 “The clampdown is part of the traffic police’s ongoing commitment to rein in those taxi and bus operators who have not been following traffic regulations, and who have been causing chaos in public spaces,” a member of the police team that conducted the operation told Loop News.